Poetry

Dreamer ©

they count us just things to be tossed, faces without names for ruthless might to strike, mere newcomers without human rights, dreamers condemned by the politics of hate, children for the whip hardened politicians say God will praise, young people painted wrong by high-flown speeches that aim to hurl us back to lands never known. […]

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Poetry by Carol Tobin

Glory

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Poetry by Carol Tobin

Peddling Flame

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Poetry by H. J. Recinos

Awake

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Hispanic Heritage Month

The anthropologist Clifford Geertz explains that one of the most significant aspect of the human condition is that “we all begin with the natural equipment to live a thousand kinds of life, but end in having lived only one.” For me, this one life began unfolding on Home Street in the South Bronx. My immigrant parents, […]

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Home Coming

Today we are featuring a poem from our regular contributer, Harold Recinos. When asked what compelled him to write this poem and share it with Anabaptist Witness, Harold responded with the following. – Ed. The Central American immigrant families with whom I engage in ministry come to the United States motivated by a desperate flight […]

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Poetry by Lois Siemens

My Mother’s Mirror

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Poetry by H. J. Recinos

The Well

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Old Gospel Hour

The following is a poem by regular Anabaptist Witness contributor H.J. Recinos. He writes: I wrote the poem Old Gospel Hour to reflect on how many churches reject the browning of the pews.  I hope this poem reminds Christians to bear witness to their Crucified Lord by crossing the boundaries of difference. The Word made flesh […]

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Yom Ha’Shoah

sometimes I go back to the candy store on Broadway to see the old man with numbers on his forearm who tried explaining how he was ripped from his mother’s arms beneath a moon lit sky and taken to a place to weep, to starve, to see many only find death at the end of […]

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